Video of Woman Cracking Up in Chewbacca Mask Goes Viral

It’s the little things! Star Wars superfan Candace Payne treated herself to a Chewbacca mask for her birthday and couldn’t stop laughing when she tried it on. Luckily, she caught the hilarious moment on camera — and quickly became a viral star.

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“Hey, I’m really excited to share with you something I got,” Payne says at the beginning of her video — which already has more than 58 million views — as she claps with a huge smile on her face.

Clad in a Death Star T-shirt, she jokes, “I’d like to say that I bought this [mask] for my son that would really, really want it — and let’s be honest, he’ll probably [confiscate] it from me. However, this is mine. When it’s said and done, at the end of the day, this is mine that I bought, and I’m gonna keep it for my own.”

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Candace Payne Courtesy of Candace Payne/Facebook

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When the mom of two finally puts on the disguise, she opens up her mouth to reveal that the mask purrs like Chewbacca. After a few seconds, she bursts into uncontrollable laughter for a minute and 40 seconds straight.

“Oh, I’m such a happy Chewbacca!” she exclaims between contagious chuckles.

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The comical viral clip even caught the attention of Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays the iconic Star Wars character. “Absolutely wonderful!” he commented on a Reddit post of the video.

But it was Payne herself who summed up the moment perfectly: “It’s the simple joys in life.”

Watch the amazing video above!

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